We ask all children to practise reading with an adult at least 4 times per week. Spelling will be sent home to learn on a weekly basis and maths tasks will be also set on My Maths and Accelerated Reader. In addition, we ask all children to complete a homework learning project once each half term.
The children will use their planners to record and have homework monitored by parents and teachers.
Each half term we encourage independent learning at OPA Park Hill by asking all pupils to complete a research project, linked to their topic work. At the start of each half term parents are sent an overview of what their child will be learning and some suggestions for what could be done for a project – with a date to hand in too!
Children are encouraged to choose a project idea they would like to create and how they wish to present it to the rest of the class. Children are given the chance to share their learning with the rest of the class, other adults and parents. If your child needs any paper or other resources that school can provide, please encourage them to ask their class teacher.
Learning at home is an essential part of good education. Regular homework is important as it gives pupils the opportunity to practice at home the tasks covered in class, and helps the pupils work towards improving important skills. It also helps children and young people to become confident and independent in their learning, which will help throughout their time at school and in adult life.
A good, well-managed homework programme helps children and young people to develop the skills and attitudes they will need for successful lifelong learning. Homework also supports the development of independent learning skills and provides parents with an opportunity to take part in their children’s education.